General Modern Collection

Guy Debord's Guide psychogeographique de Paris [1957]. For a scalable version go here:
November 5, 2007
A collection of death masks in the Beinecke Library. [NOTE: Updated 11-2-07. See below.]  H. D. [1886-1961]
October 30, 2007
German banknotes designed by Herbert Bayer, 1923   See: and: and:
October 25, 2007
Die Inselwoche, a hectographed newspaper issued by German prisoners of war in an internment camp on Ile Longue, an island off of Brest in France, 1914-1919.  Complete with advertisements:
October 22, 2007
A group of French finger shadow puppets from World War I depicting combatants from many sides, along with requisite tools of engagement: gun, sword, bottles of booze. [Click to enlarge] In action:
October 9, 2007
. . . (the city, the airport) Two poems by Aram Saroyan from Sled Hill Voices, Goliard Press, 1966.
October 5, 2007
Photographs made for scenes in Le Grand Meaulnes, a coming-of-age novel by Alain Fournier. These scenarios with molded figures were constructed by Louise-Edmée Chevalier and photographed by Laure Albin-Guillot. (1946) Title page: "Assis sur un pupitre, en balançant les jambes, Meaulnes réfléchissait."
October 1, 2007


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